If it weren't for my barnyard animals, I would just see the temperature as a challenge: Today's fashion advice comes from Nanook of the North. But with the animals, and the temperature, I'm hit with the dilemma of stirring them out of their cozy hay nests if I show up at all (bringing breakfast or not) vs. just leaving them undisturbed. The decision is made, unfortunately, by the fact that I have to check on their water.
With schools canceled, traffic will be light enough that I could take the truck to work. The truck has HEAT like the cars do not. For the sake of gas mileage, I won't, but it's a tempting thought.
Edited to add: The animals were all fine this morning. Apparently the eight adult goats declared a cold-truce and all piled into the kidding pen together. The llama was frisky. The chickens were ready to be Let! Out!. All three raced out of the coop, ate-ate-ate-ate-ate, drank-drank-drank, and raced back into the coop. An egg that was likely laid yesterday was split down the side from freezing and bursting, but the other two eggs were ok.